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Motley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Motley had a population of 748 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Motley is located at latitude 46.3347 and longitude -94.6427 in Morrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Motley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The City of Motley (GNIS ID: 2395418) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Motley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Motley: City of Motley.

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Motley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 748
Population in Households 748
Population in Familes 566
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 562
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 340
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $138,934
Average Home Value $178,167


Median Household Income $38,776
Average Household Income $50,646
Per Capita Income $22,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.75% 1.12%
Households 1.75% 1.21%
Families 3.5% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Motley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Motley to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 414 54th
Population Density1 # 454 50th
Diversity Index2 # 372 59th
Median Household Income # 810 11th
Per Capita Income # 811 10th

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